Yeah I KNOW there ARE all these polls out there saying President Biden is TOOOOO Old….
Democratic leaders ARE SOLIDITY behind what they see as a sure thing with the guy who BEAT Donald Trump 3 years ago…
“You have to be concerned, but you also have to take it with the understanding that a year of politics, especially in an election, is a lifetime,” former Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) said. “Things just change dramatically over that time. We don’t know what the next 12 months will entail. Is it concerning? Of course, but there’s plenty of time for circumstances to change.”
When asked if it’s frustrating when people within his own party say negative things or suggest the president should consider moving aside, Daschle, founder of the Daschle Group, said “it’s not frustrating, it’s understandable.”
“Obviously, they have a point,” he said. “In spite of the debate that we’ve had now for several months about age and about options, I think we have to acknowledge that it’s absolutely critical that we come together and we be as cohesive as possible over the next 12 months. And I know that’s not easy. But it’s essential if we’re going to succeed….
Axelrod’s suggestion that Biden consider stepping aside broke open some lingering tensions between the Biden and Obama teams, which Democrats say doesn’t do them any favors. There’s also the matter of how different the current political environment is.
“A lot of the people who comment on campaigns these days are sort of living in past campaigns. We’re in a very different way in which campaigns are run, in which people communicate, in which money is raised and money is spent,” Elmendorf said.
“No offense to a lot of my friends who’ve worked on past campaigns, but I think a lot of them are probably … not as up to date and they probably don’t have as much information,” he added.
Biden’s campaign manager Julie Chávez Rodriguez has acknowledged that the general election will be “very close” as Biden aides lean into attacks on Trump, ramping up the offensive by rolling out daily memos that outline what a second term would mean for issues like the economy, abortion and immigration. They’ve also reiterated a notion Biden often touts: that he’s the only candidate who can beat Trump. There’s also the matter of, if Biden steps down, who could possibly take his place.
“Joe Biden has done it. Who would you put in his place? If David Axelrod says he has a 50-50 chance maybe, who has more than a 50-50 chance? Name the person,” MSNBC’s “Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski said Tuesday. “Someone name a name that we know has more than a 50-50. There isn’t one.”….
Of course Joe Biden COULD be replace if need be….
NOBODY IS irreplaceable….